Parc Padarn suffers damage on Halloween
VANDALS damaged a popular recreational site in a village in Snowdonia on Hallowe’en.
Benches, signs and a fence were damaged in the boat landing area of Parc Padarn, Llanberis.
The area, which is next to the children’s playground by Llyn Padarn is very popular with locals and tourists, and it was feared that the damage done to the equipment will have had a negative effect on people’s enjoyment of the park, especially over half-term.
Barry Davies, Gwynedd Council’s Principal Maritime and Country Parks Officer, said: “It’s so sad to see damage like this.
“I’m sure people who use the play area or those who visit Parc Padarn to walk and enjoy the natural beauty will be very disappointed.
“Vandalism like this is costly for Gwynedd ratepayers as Council officers will have to spend time on the issue and we will have to pay to fix or restore the equipment.
“This does not reflect well on an area which has won the Green Flag award and has been the location for many nature programmes on television recently, especially when local children are enjoying their half term holidays.
“We would appeal to those who committed these acts of vandalism to respect public property and to think about the effect it has on the community.”
Mr Davies appealed for anyone with information regarding the incident to contact North Wales Police on 101 or the Gwynedd Council Rural Parks Unit on 01758 704066.
● Damage caused by vandals at Parc Padarn, L Llanberis